Basic Skills Masterclass
The most interactive online photography course designed to transform your photography, unleash your creativity, and set you on the path to using your camera like a pro.
LPCos Basic Skills Masterclass is designed to take you on an interactive, guided journey through our Digital I - Beginner Photography and Digital II - Motion & Light Photography courses. Held over 3 weeks, our Masterclass will take you from the very beginning in an inclusive, supportive and interactive environment. Join a team of like-minded, passionate people and never miss the moment again.
Before we tell you about this incredible Masterclass, let's talk about who this is really for...
You see the wonders of life in your mind's eye.
You see beauty in the every day moments.
You love your family, your travels, your home.
You want to share your love with the world...
But when you put your camera up and click that shutter, the magic just isn't there...
Before we go any further know this, it's not you.
Your camera has the ability to capture these amazing images, and there's almost no practical way you can learn to use your camera properly without taking a course.
So, this Masterclass is for you if:
By the end of this program you will:
Know how to use your camera.
We'll have you shooting in either Aperture Priority or Manual Mode - the two BEST modes in yoru camera.
Understand the fundamentals of composition.
There is a difference between a good (not-blurry, in focus, not too bright or too dark) photo and a great (incredible, WOW, outstanding!) photo.
Be taking amazing photos outdoors AND indoors.
Because it's NOT the same. Indoor photography is harder, but only if you haven't taken our course yet...
Be able to take photos of things that are moving.
Dogs, kids, sports, heck - even waterfalls - incredible photos of these subjects are all within your grasp.
Know what comes next.
Photography is a journey, not a destination. We're going to have 3 weeks of incredible fun, but what comes next on that pathway is just as important.
Be having fun.
Is this really important? YES!!! Photography is meant to be FUN!!! Get your hands on your camera and start taking incredible photos. Say NO to classrooms and theory and say YES to enjoying this expressive and creative art form.
From a "nice picture"...
... to "beyond breathtaking"!
"I couldn't recommend it enough!"
I took the Digital I Beginner Photography course and I couldn't recommend it enough! I've taken some other photography courses around Calgary at a University level but nothing was as hands-on and informative as this course. Seriously, the BEST photography course!
You're never alone.
Here's how it works:
Plain and Simple: Our Basic Skills Masterclass is THE program to kick-start your photography passion.
3 EQUAL PAYMENTS OF:
A ONE-TIME PAYMENT OF:
Image by Marnie S.
"I Took Better Photos Immediately!"
This winter I made it my goal to learn more about photography, and I couldn't be happier that I found Learn Photography! I went into my first digital I class not knowing a single thing about how to control my camera, and even after that first day, I walked away with a wealth of knowledge that had me taking better photos almost immediately.
What's Inside our Basic Skills Masterclass
Let's dive in. This week we'll be setting the foundations of all things photography. No matter what camera you bring (all cameras with a Manual Mode are welcome!), you should be able to understand and use all of the skills below.
In our first week of the Basic Skills Masterclass we will be covering:
- Shutter Speed
- Aperture Priority
- Shutter Priority
- Manual Mode
- Depth of Field
Let's step it up. This week we'll be diving into the principles of composition, lens selection and motion. Learn what lens to use when, and how to capture incredible, crystal clear photos of subjects in motion.
In our second week of the Basic Skills Masterclass we will be covering:
- Composition fundamentals
- Lens Selection
- Slowing Motion
- Capturing fast motion
Let's take it to a whole new level. Photography is all about light. In Week 3 of our Basic Skills Masterclass you will be learning all about light and how to use it to take truly exceptional, award winning photos.
In our third week of the Basic Skills Masterclass we will be covering:
- Exposure compensation
- Front, side, back light
- Sun starring
- More composition
"They really Do CARE About Their Students..."
Jana and James are the most wonderful people I have met. Years ago, I took my first course with them; and there hands on teaching truly impressed me. Learn Photography has helped me a lot over the years, and I have been taking photos for a long time. Photography is an education; you are always learning, and discovering fantastic methods of creation. One thing that I love about Learn Photography is they really do CARE about their students. Their staff is absolutely wonderful, their knowledge is amazing, and I truly in a heart-beat would recommend this organization to all.
Image by Mike K.
Here's what you'll get when you enroll:
2 Full Photography Courses
Over the 3 weeks, we will be covering materials from our Digital I - Beginner Photography, and our Digital II - Motion & Light Courses. Best of all you'll have LIFETIME access to these courses so you can ALWAYS come back for review.
3+ Weeks of Guided Instruction
We're there for you - for the entire 3 weeks AND BEYOND. Our incredible support doesn't end when your Masterclass ends - we'll be here to answer your questions for as long as you need us.
In addition to this life changing experience (it truly is!), we are also giving you a month of free access to our Learn Photography Lounge, our online membership program, a certificate on completion, access to our closed Alumni community and MORE!
- A 1.5 hour open Zoom question time with your Instructor and classmates.
- Approximately 2 hours of videos to watch.
- Approximately 1 hour of exercises to complete and submit for feedback.
- UNLIMITED access to your specific closed group - where you can ask your questions, access your camera guides, get feedback on your exercises, and more!
Transforming Your Life...
- Opportunity to develop your skills in your own space with people who will support you!
- Personalized feedback on all your photos so you can continually grow and improve.
- One month FREE access to our Lounge page to continue your journey.
- Gaining the confidence you need to pursue your passion, build relationships, and expand your education!
PLUS You'll be Backed by a Risk Free Money-Back Guarantee
We're here to make your decision easy. So if you don't like your course after the first week, we'll give you your money back. If you need to change your Masterclass date, we'll do that free of charge.
Burning Questions From Your Fellow Masterclass Participants
(Before they signed up...)
Whenever you want! The beauty of this course is it fits into your schedule. If you want to practice at 5 am or 11 pm, it's totally fine! The content is there whenever you need it.
Our live OFFICE HOURS are set on Tuesdays between 9:30am and 11:00am MST each week. You will be sent the Zoom link to join by email once you register.
That's ok! Our office hours are designed for you to duck in if you have questions - if you need clarification on the course material, have a question about your camera, or want some extra feedback on a photo you submit. If you cannot make this time, please let us know, and we will figure out an alternative.
Yes, of course you can! If you run into trouble or have questions during the week, PLEASE reach out to your instructor. We are happy to provide support the whole way through your course, and your journey.
With the Zoom check in and the content, this will account for approximately 3 hours a week. We recommend booking at least an additional hour off during your week to practice what you've learned and complete your activities. The more time you give yourself, the more confident you'll become! Practice makes perfect!
While it's not a requirement to take the basics masterclass before moving onto our other classes, we do recommend it (especially if you don't have previous experience with photography). Moving onto other classes without this foundational knowledge will make the other classes more difficult for you, and harder to understand. This is the best option to begin your photography journey!
If you're thinking "this sounds amazing, but I'm still not 100% sure" keep reading...
You might be hesitating because this isn't your average photography course. And you're right! But we never have been, and that's what makes this experience so special. We promise that just because you're learning from home does NOT mean you're going to be sitting down and taking notes. In fact...
1. You'll be encouraged to engage with other students during our live discussions and throughout the week!
2. Each activity will involve interacting with the world around you! You can choose to take pictures at home, in your backyard, or anywhere you want in your city!
3. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way. You can ask questions whenever you want, and the best part is you can do the whole course on YOUR time.
It's time to get started
Here's how it works: